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EU budget: A €16 billion Space Programme to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020

June 6, 2018

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to devote €16 billion to help maintain and further enhance the EU’s leadership in space.

Space technology, data and services have become indispensable in the daily lives of Europeans and for Europe to pursue its strategic interests. Thanks to major investments, the EU has a strong edge in space activities and the European space industry is one of the most competitive. However, there are many new challenges and actors across the world. The new EU Space Programme will invest more in space activities, adapting to new needs and technologies, while reinforcing Europe’s autonomous access to space.

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The new EU Space Programme: Questions and Answers

Legal texts and factsheets:

  • Proposal for a Regulation
  • Impact assessment
  • Executive summary
  • Factsheet: space policy and activities beyond 2020

Space strategy for Europe

More information on the EU budget for the future can be found here

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